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Resistance dev rebrands upcoming title

By: Moses Abaortae

  |   September 1st, 2012   |  
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Insomniac Games has renamed their upcoming game, ‘Fuse’ to ‘Overstrike’ as the game nears completion. This will be the studio’s first title since they ended their exclusivity deal with Sony a few months earlier.

The Resistance trilogy is perhaps one of the most underrated series on the PlayStation 3. The first game in the series, Fall of Man, was a launch title for the PS3 and it gave everyone a glimpse of what the console was capable of with expansive battles.

The second game took a slightly different direction and feature a new art style as well as a number of changes to the gameplay mechanics. That however, was not a bad thing as it had some truly jaw dropping moments of its own.

The third and final game in the series did not find itself played as much as it should have and has been termed by many as the polished shooter on the PlayStation 3 at this point in tie, which is a huge compliment considering how Killzone 3 is one of the best shooters in the market.

It turns out that Resistance 3 was the last game to be developed by Insomniac Games exclusively for the PlayStation 3 as the developer will now develop for multiple platforms including PCs and the Xbox.

Their upcoming title, which has been in development for almost a year, was originally titled, ‘Fuse’ but the developer has now announced that they have changed the name to ‘Overstrike’. Not many knew about the game and many had forgotten it was in the works, but it seems the latest announcement is set to change all of that.

As for what gamers can expect from Overstrike, the developer released a brief but vague description for the game. It read:

“Combining Insomniac’s knack for imaginative weaponry with immersive and witty storytelling, Overstrike is a four-player cooperative action game featuring a team of elite agents called Overstrike 9.”

As for why the game was not shown off at this year’s E3 or GamesCom Press Conference, Frank Gibeau, the Labels President at EA, responded that the game needed “some extra time to nail the gameplay and the quality.”

The EA executive has been in the news a fair bit recently, but this is the first time he has been gone on record talking about an EA title for quite some time, as most of his earlier statements dealt with the next generation consoles and how he had seen them and knew everything there was to know about them.

The game will be officially unveiled just over a week from now with a website currently counting down the time until the game is revealed to the world.

But what about the readers; does the new game excite them or is it something they’re not bothered about? Let us know in the comments section below.